I have returned. Quiet a number of years since I posted. I had 3 coleus this year. Had to believe before the Hurricane Irene I had 81. I plan on getting my lie together and starting again.
Welcome back Lavina Mae. I am in the process of propagating mine for over the winter. I have the cutting in pond water and perlite. Seems to be working great. Need abut another week and the roots will be about an inch long and I can put them in perlite and peat moss. I try every year and usually get a few to over winter. But I just keep trying. So sorry about your loss of your coleus. I will take a photo tomorrow of my cuttings so you can see what I am attempting. Maybe you will have some good ideas. Keith Irvine is on DG and he does great with coleus. He has a very short growing season in Canada but does an amazing job. I am 78, a widow and lived in Las Vegas since 1960. Current home I have been in 19 years.
LaVina Mae, I took some photos of my coleus cuttings today so you could see my progress. Unfortunately, they do not show in my photo library. I will need to get my grandson over to see what I have done wrong.